An attempt by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service to annex the phone records of the National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi, has suffered a blockade.
The ex-parte application was seeking the court’s order for the search of Mr Gyamfi’s mobile phones and disclosure of Facebook records but the judge has denied same.
The judge has described the CID’s application as “frivolous”.
ASP John Aduko who swore an affidavit on behalf of the Inspector General of Police in support of the application stated, among other things that the “police had commenced investigations into a case of publication of false news with the intention to cause fear and alarm to the public contrary to section 158 of the criminal and other offences act”.
The affidavit also said the NDC man was being investigated for “forgery of judicial or official documents” contrary to the same act 158 of the criminal and other offences act.
But the judge did not find merit in the ex-parte application hence the decision to throw it out.